Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (Spain)

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Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport
Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte
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Iñigo Méndez de Vigo, current Minister of Education, Culture and Sport
Agency overview
Type Ministry
Jurisdiction Spanish government
Employees 15.000 approx. (without teachers or education professionals)
Annual budget 3.730 M€ (2016) [1]
Minister responsible
Website www.mcu.es
Headquearters

The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain was created in December 2011 by Royal Decree.[2]

Since 2015, the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport is Íñigo Méndez de Vigo y Montojo.

It is made up of the previous ministries of Education, Culture and incorporates the Higher Council for Sport, which had previously reported to the Ministry of the Presidency.

Responsibilities[edit]

The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport is a department of the General Administration responsible for:

  • Suggesting and carrying out the Government policy in educational affairs of vocational training and universities.
  • Promoting, protecting and spreading the historical spanish patrimony, the state museums and arts, books, read and literary creations, the cinematographic and audiovisual activities, the state libraries and promote and spread the culture in spanish.
  • Suggesting and carrying out the Government policy in sports affairs.

Moreover, this department has to foster cooperation actions and international relations in educational, cultural and sports affairs in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

Structure[edit]

The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, under the superior management of the department's principal, carries out the responsibilities that legally belong to it via the superior and executive bodies:

  • The Secretary of State of Education, Vocational Training and Universities.
  • The Secretary of State of Culture.
  • The Under Secretary of Education, Culture and Sport.

The Sports Superior Council is an autonomous body assigned to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, and its president has the status of Secretary of State.

As a body of political and technical support to the Minister it has a Cabinet, with the level of General Management.

Are advisory and/or participation college bodies of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport the following ones:

  • The State School Council, which is related to the Ministry through the Secretary of State of Education, Vocational Training and Universities.
  • The Universities Council, which is related to the Ministry through the General Secretary of Universities.
  • The State University Students Council, which is related to the Ministry through the General Secretary of Universities.

The Institute of Spain, the Royal Academies and the academies of the national area are administratively related to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

Assignation of Public Organisms[edit]

Are assigned to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport the following autonomous organisms:

  • The Minister of Education, Culture and Sport holds the presidency of these autonomous organisms, which are assigned to the Ministry through the Secretary of State of Culture:
  1. National Library.
  2. Music and Dramatic Arts National Institute.
  3. Audiovisual Arts and Cinematography Institute.
  • The European Educational Programmes Autonomous Organism is assigned to the Ministry through the General Secretary of Universities.
  • The autonomous organism of Equipments and Infrastuctures Management is assigned to the Ministry through the Secretary of State of Culture, whose principal holds its presidency.

The Prado National Museum and the Queen Sofia Art Centre National Museum, which are governed by their own laws, are assigned to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport through the Secretary of State of Culture. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport holds the presidency of these organisms.

The Anti-Doping State Agency is assigned to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport through the Sports Superior Council.

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